Living the Simplistic Dream by Li Yu

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Li Yu and his dog in their 4-storey house.

Li Yu and his dog in their 4-storey house

Bill Porter (Red Pine) wrote in his book, “Road to Heaven-Encounters with Chinese Hermits”:

“I could understand someone wanting nothing more than to live a simpler life: inside a cloud, under a pine tree, somewhere out of town, surviving on moonlight, taro and hemp.” ~ Bill Porter

This possibly could be the ideal lifestyle that many people would aspire to, but very few have the luxury of doing so. China’s affluent “Buddha youth”, or “Buddha-like youth” (佛系青年) is a term associated with those born in the 1990s. The term went viral after it appeared on a popular WeChat article, describing the generation born in the 1990s who takes on a more Zen-like way of living, having seen through the vanity of life and opted for a more casual and calm mindset towards career and life.

Collecting wildflowers is one of Li Yu’s favourite pastime.

Collecting wildflowers is one of Li Yu’s favourite pastime

Li Yu, a postgraduate student at the China Academy of Art lives in a four-storey villa in Hangzhou. Spending 100,000 yuan (around USD14,838), Li Yu single-handedly transformed the plain house he rented from his tutor into a dreamlike wonderland with various flowers and plants in a month. He used to work in several jobs at the same time and traveled around trying to make a lot of money, but now he focuses on living a simple life.

 

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This is the original state of the house before the renovation which cost only 100,000 Yuan

This is the original state of the house before the renovation which cost only 100,000 Yuan

My name is Li Yu (李玉) and I go by my artistic name of Yushui Jun (遇水君). Currently, I am a third-year graduate student at the China Academy of Art. Since my freshman year, I had moved 7 times and the house that I am living in now is 4-storey with a total area of 991 square meters (10,667 square feet). My rental is quite low as this house belongs to my teacher. The renovation of the house took me 30 days to complete at the cost of 100,000 Yuan.

I had arranged for different functions for each floor of the house. The garage on the ground floor had been converted into a shop and a work area for oil painting and block printings. The first floor is where my open kitchen and living room located. The second floor is also my workplace and on the third floor, I have my bedroom, as well as a room for drying flowers.

The dry flower room is one of the places where Li Yu creates his stunning artworks.

The dry flower room is where Li Yu creates his stunning artworks

Not wishing to spend too much money on permanent fixtures, I did not focus too much on the finishing. For example, I had kept the concrete floor and the walls in their original conditions. I had decorated the areas in the house with jujube trees and bamboos.

The tables, chairs, stools, and workbenches were all bought second hand. The chair that I am sitting on only costs me 50 Yuan for two, and its made from genuine leather. Installing doors were too much trouble, so I resorted to using draperies and bamboo blinds which costs less and matches the colour scheme of the whole house. Many friends had complained about mosquitoes and insects during the summer months. I joked that it is wonderful to be able to feel the bites as it is a sign that you are still alive.

Nature and plants are Li Yu’s main source of inspiration for his work

Nature and plants are Li Yu’s main source of inspiration for his work

I lived in a small village in Loudi (娄底), Hunan (湖南) before I came to Hangzhou (杭州)for the art exam at the age of 17 years old. Everyday I would go out with a bamboo basket on my back to pick wildflowers and grass. Now that I am an entrepreneur, in my studio, I create works of art with the focus on my concept of nature and plants. Starting with simple plants, based on the shapes of the plants and how I feel about them, I would create art by giving it a form or by adding some colours. I may not know many of the plants’ names but that does not stop me from appreciating their beauty.

There is no price on Li Yu’s artwork. You pay as you please (click to enlarge)

I never initiate or force my sales but depend on circumstances when the suitable person recognises and appreciates my artwork. If you would like to pay more, I am happy to accept but if you pay a little less, I am also willing to accept. The highest that I had received was over 10,000 Yuan. Some had asked me if I was a rick kid or do I have a sugar-daddy. I wish I am a rich kid but I am not and everything that I had accomplished is through my own effort.

Currently, my life consists of one man, one dog, and three chickens, but one day it became two chickens as one ran away. When the sunbeam shines into the room, I would get up and check on my chickens to see if they are awake and check to see if my dog is still snoring or is he playing.

I like making friends with different people and I started creating different dishes of delicious food for them. My private kitchen had hosted over 16 dinners since September last year. There are no menus and there are no prices. After the meal, they can pay as they like.

My friends often say that my studio is like a retreat centre, like a cave. Maybe my friends think that the way I live is too passive, a young man living like an old man who is living a retired life. The thing is, once I have decided this type of lifestyle, I lowered my workload and material needs to slightly above my lowest acceptable standards. I am able to focus my energy on living the life I wish. Everyday I maintain the passion for living, to do as I wish to do and to live as I wish to live.

 

This is the workspace on the third floor of the house. All the furniture in the house are bought from second-hand stores including the workbench

This is the workspace on the second floor. The furnitures in the house are from second-hand stores (click to enlarge)

Li Yu did all the renovation himself to save cost and completed the renovation in 30 days

Li Yu did all the renovation himself to save cost and completed the renovation in 30 days (click to enlarge)

Insect is also one of the elements that Li Yu uses in creating his artwork

Insect is also one of the elements that Li Yu uses in creating his artwork (click to enlarge)

Li Yu enjoys cooking for his guests and held private dinners when he feels like it

Li Yu enjoys cooking for his guests and held private dinners when he feels like it (click to enlarge)

Cooking is one of Li Yu’s ways of enjoying life and making friends

Cooking is one of Li Yu’s ways of enjoying life and making friends (click to enlarge)

This is the open kitchen in that Li Yu loves to cook in

This is the open kitchen in that Li Yu loves to cook in (click to enlarge)

Elements of bamboo and Jujube tree can be seen everywhere in the house (click to enlarge)

Elements of bamboo and Jujube tree can be seen everywhere in the house (click to enlarge)

Li Yu’s artworks are displayed in his shop on the 1st floor of his house which is originally a garage

Li Yu’s artworks are displayed in his shop on the ground floor of his house which is originally a garage (click to enlarge)

 

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  1. Yee Yin on Feb 12, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Li Yu has a very good quality of life. This may come from his upbringing in a village. He is very used to living in harmony with nature and he has such passion for everything around him. He sees insects as part of the environment and he thinks it reminds him that he is still alive, what a positive way to think. He really respects and appreciates everything.

    For a young man like him to realise life is not about money and material possessions, it is quite rare. In the environment we are living, we are constantly reminded that success is about having money and material possessions, it is sometimes hard to live out side the norm. Li Yu also has that problem, his friend thought he is crazy but he knows what he wants and he is firm with it.

    Happiness is really a state of mind, not from external factors. Li Yu doesn’t have a lot but he is happy. But to some people when they look at how Li Yu lives his life, they don’t think it is a happy life. Since our emotions and feelings all come from our mind, then it is important to work on our mind. When we change the way we think, we can help ourselves to become better and happier.

  2. Tsa Tsa Ong on Feb 11, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    A simple house yet the design is so creative and cosy. Absolutely beautiful and inspiring. A mixture of nature ,man-made, traditional and modern environment. A young man’s dream is living the life of doing what he loves since young age. Li Yu has created his life in a very simple and light manner. This same mindset he used to renovate the house he lives in. Doing what he loves and living simple focusing on the quality of life. Simple and happy artistic lifestyle!😍 Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for this lovely article. 🙏👍😍🌈

  3. Chris on Feb 6, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for sharing the story of this unique young man who is living his dream. His idea about life is fascinating and inspiring. Many people would love to live a life like his which is simple yet content. However, it is not easy to achieve due to the materialism and attachment that most people have, especially people who are around Li Yu’s age.

    What stood out the most to me is how he charges for his artwork and also the private dinners. He does not fix a price on both of them and will accept whatever the buyer will give him. This allows us to know that he is a person that is not attached to money.

    His way of living is totally opposite of what the society is encouraging now. Materialism is huge now and the more is better. Every day, we are brainwashed by the people around us and advertisement that the more is better. Who knows that one can find longer-lasting happiness by being simple? Li Yu is an inspiration to prove to the world that one can live happily with content by being simple.

  4. Sharon Ong on Feb 5, 2019 at 12:54 am

    People his age would usually seek the bright lights of the city and be caught up by materialism. It is refreshing to see how this young man chooses to live his dream. I applaud his courage and wisdom to live a wholesome life.

    Thank you for sharing this. The short clip is stunning, each space is so exquisitely decorated. Love the dried flowers room.

  5. Samfoonheei on Feb 4, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Absolutely beautiful and inspiring… mixture of nature ,man-made, traditional and modern environment, doing what he loves and living simple focusing on the quality of life. A young man’s dream is living the life of doing what he loves since young age . Everything in his home which he designed is close to nature, simple and a dreamlike wonderland with various flowers and plants. Amazing…he decorated the areas in the house with jujube trees and bamboos, so connected with nature every corner of his 4 stories house. From the video I can see all the space looks so beautiful, tranquil and authentic indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

  6. Antoinette Kass on Feb 3, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Li Yu has created his life in a very simple and light manner. This same mindset he used to renovate the house he lives in, translates also in the way he creates his art, and even how he is being paid.

    In our life, we have many habits, traditions and culture which we want to respect. But maybe it would be better to reflect on how precious our time is and how we can make the best out of it instead of following what we know and what others expect from us.

    It is a beautiful house and way of life that Li Yu has created. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Stella Cheang on Feb 2, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Li Yu lives his life exactly the way he wants to; focusing on the artistic and creative ways of living while letting go of status and possession. Very nice. It must’ve taken a very discipline and focused mind to be able to live this simplistically in-spite of a chaotic and materialistic world. Thank you for this sharing.

  8. Julia Tan on Feb 2, 2019 at 8:06 am

    把生活水平降到最低、让自己有更多的时间去做想做的事,每天热爱自己的生活,不为自己添加烦恼、就会有更多的时间和去关心身边的事,是一件非常快乐的事。

    一个人不追求物质财富,专注在简单朴素的生活,反而让身心更舒服自在。谢谢尊贵的詹杜固仁波切的分享,克切拉禅修林已经是我们很多向往这种生活的人的家。

  9. Lin Mun on Feb 1, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    A simple house yet the design is so creative and cosy. Would love to live in such a house. Very rare that young people would want to live simple now a days as we are too attach to technology and modern lifestyle. Li Yu lifestyle is a sample of us connecting back to nature and yet still be able to do what he likes. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing Li Yu’s interesting story.

  10. Pastor Han Nee on Feb 1, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Amazing for the incredibly creative and artistic Li Yu to be able to live each day of his live as though it were a fulfilment of a dream! Such a beautiful way of living one’s life, surrounded by nature and inspired by it to translate its beauty into art!

    Furthermore, although Li Yu has, by choice, been living alone, he is not living selfishly by himself and for himself. He has the company of one dog and two chickens whom he cares for lovingly. Moreover, he invites friends home and serves them meals for which he plans and cooks with passion and care. Like in the case of his art and artistic creations which he sells for a living, he does not demand a high price. Meals cooked by him are paid for “as they like”.

    Li Yu is indeed a beautiful young person, a rarity in today’s world.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful article on Li Yu.

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I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
3 months ago
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
3 months ago
This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
3 months ago
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
3 months ago
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
3 months ago
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
3 months ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
3 months ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
3 months ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
3 months ago
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
4 months ago
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
4 months ago
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
4 months ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
4 months ago
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
4 months ago
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
4 months ago
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
4 months ago
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
4 months ago
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
4 months ago
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
4 months ago
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
4 months ago
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
4 months ago
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
5 days ago
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
2 weeks ago
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
2 weeks ago
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
2 weeks ago
Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
2 weeks ago
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
2 weeks ago
Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
2 weeks ago
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
2 weeks ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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